Inverted Wordles

In a traditional word cloud, the most popular answers (e.g. words, phrases) are emphasized. The result of this emphasis is for the minority to fade away into the background. With their work on Inverted Wordles, the We Count team is seaking a way to invert that relationship and provide a means to amplify those minority voices.

A screenshot showing a wordle generated for the question,
        What are the three most important problems to be addressed by inclusive design?
A screenshot showing a wordle generated for the question, "What are the qualities of our Learning Imaginary?"

In this Inverted Wordle, the minority answers are emphasised, appearing larger, while the majority responses appear smaller. For example "formative feedback" and "differentiation in design" appear more prominently; where as, "open" and "safety" appear smaller. Visually all of the words are arranged at different angles and appear in different colours. However, the most salient dimension is the size of the font the words are displayed in. It's also worth noting that some of the de-emphasized words are sufficiently small that they are unreadable. If there was no option to invert the word cloud, these ideas would be lost.

For more details, see "Inverted Wordles" on We Count's website.